2017 Candy Cane Bazaar
Saturday, November 25, 2017
What can I do?
1. First of all: Mark your Calendar! Invite your friends and family!
2. Second: Volunteer! There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board by the kitchen now. Can you help out on the big day? Please sign up, say yes to one of our teams of coordinators right away and get ready to roll up your sleeves! Do you have a favourite recipe for squares? Sign up to donate a square to the Glad Tidings Tea Room. Serve our Glad Tidings Tea Room guests. We need a few strong fellows to set up tables and chairs on Friday and the same few or others to take them down on Saturday.
3. Third: Donate! Our guests look forward to a good variety of baking, crafts, knitting and sewing, children’s activities, gently used books and treasures plus refreshments in the Glad Tidings Tea Room.
What can I donate?
One-of-a-kind specially handcrafted items such as – crafts, Christmas tree ornaments, knitting, sewing, paintings, bookmarks, crochet, woodworking, quilting, etc. Parishioners are invited to fill the 4oz and 8oz Bernardin-type jelly/jam jars that are already donated and perched on the shelves in the narthex with some of your garden abundance: jams, jellies, and pickles. These will be part of the bake and deli table. Summer Cleaning? Downsizing?: The “Granny’s Attic” treasures and books tables are the perfect destination for those rare and gently used household treasures: jewellery, china, tea cups, ornaments, crystal and books. Make sure your donations are clean. Please be mindful that this the Candy Cane Tea and Bazaar. It is not the Candy Cane Garage Sale. Yes, this is a good opportunity to recycle but we are sorry we are not able to accept certain items: clothing, hats, wigs, magazines, textbooks, encyclopaedias, furniture, baby items, computers, printers, TVs, small appliances and electronics, no sports equipment, no Tupperware and plastic containers, no thermal travel type mugs. Not sure? Check with Lynne Hubbard, our treasures convener.
When can I donate?
Donations of crafts, gently used treasures and books can now be dropped off at the church when you come to worship on Sundays and during the weekly office hours which are Monday to Thursday 9 to 3. Call ahead on the day you are coming to confirm someone is in the office to open the doors. We now have a dedicated space to store and sort donations prior to the event. Donations will be sorted in the coming weeks so you can help in this effort by bringing your donations soon. Some donations do not lend themselves to early arrival, baking for example. Volunteers will be on hand at the church on Friday, November 24 from 1 pm to 7 pm to receive your donations. Donations of fresh baking for the tea room and baking and deli table can be delivered to the church on Friday, November 24 from 1 pm to 7 pm or early Saturday morning by arranging with the conveners. Donations of items for the treasures table cannot be received on the day of the bazaar.
Contact one of the conveners: Wendy, Margaret, Linda